Calytrix Releases LVC Cost Counter v3.0


Calytrix Technologies is pleased to announce the release of LVC Cost Counter 3.0. Enhancing the functions previously presented in V 2.0, Cost Counter now has a new interface and an easier method of importing and exporting Cost Models, in a addition to performance and logging improvements for large systems.

Counting the Costs of Simulation

Simulation is playing an ever increasing role within Defense and is now woven through all elements of training, experimentation, analysis and operations. To date this adoption has been, in part, generated by the view that simulation saves money and increases capability.

While the technology argument seems to have been made, and is supported by clear observational and anecdotal data from the field, the collection of actual costs and cost benefit data remains more elusive. This demonstration shows the use of Calytrix's LVC Cost Counter to capture, analyse, and report on the cost savings achieved through application of simulation. In real time, Cost Counter monitors the simulation network, searches its user-defined costing models, updates running totals in various cost categories, and displays the real-time results in a browser. Cost Counter also produces output reports and exports data to spread sheets for further analysis.

Click here to read the full whitepaper on Counting the Costs of Simulation

LVC Cost Counter Updates

Significant work has been completed on the product to enhance its usability and performance. These include...

Updated reports that allow the user to "drill down" to get specific costing details:

Costing information displayed inline


Enhancements to allow costings to be quickly and easily mapped to SISO standard entity types:

Additional support for quickly mapping entities to costings


New "Live Locations" function to see where entities are on a map:

Entity locations displayed on a live map


In addition to this, to enable rapid setup we have also added:

  • Ability to import existing LVC Game mappings files for rapid setup
  • Ability to import OBS files for rapid setup
  • Extended import/export facilities and controls over exported data

These have all been updated in a completely refreshed user interface design to put more information at the users fingertips.


LVC Cost Counter Demonstration

Calytrix has released a demonstration of a fully working installation of LVC Cost Counter 3.0, with data from a sample VBS-based simulation. Reports and cost breakdowns for the scenario can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links and menu items.

The sample data is 'played back' and collected by Cost Counter in real time, over the space of approximately thirty minutes. After a pause of five minutes, the Cost Counter database is cleared, and playback is repeated.

Click here to access the LVC Cost Counter demonstration.


For more information on LVC Cost Counter or to request an evaluation, contact